Did you really expect Mike Pelfrey to beat Roy Halladay yesterday? Neither did I … nor did I expect him to outpitch Halladay in any capacity.
What I expected was Pelfrey to pitch with pride and intensity. I hoped after this letdown of a season, in his final start he would step up and close out with a performance to give him a good taste going into winter.
Instead, he gave us another sour start, and himself a lot to think about in the coming months.
He proved he was a Big Poof instead of a Big Pelf.
“I wanted to finish strong. That obviously was the furthest thing from it,’’ said Pelfrey, who gave up five runs on nine hits in three innings.
On a positive note, at least he was back in the clubhouse in time to catch the end of the Giants game.
Pelfrey finished 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA and a myriad of questions and concerns about his future with the Mets. How can there not be with the Mets losing 22 of his 34 starts?